The most significant trends emerging for 2020, as emerged from the CSE’s international surveys and other surveys, are related to the resolution of challenges, and the general shift in attitudes towards sustainable development.

Initially, the need for a circular economy model that will replace the older linear ones seems to be recognized, as new legislation and incentives are created. Europe has already announced a €24 billion incentive package to facilitate it. In addition, the new European Green Deal highlights the importance of slowing global warming and moderating its effects.

Still, in an effort to protect marine environment and biodiversity, biodegradable alternatives to plastics will be widely adopted, while in the field of transport, new technologies for electric cars and their charging will replace the majority of conventional cars by 2030.

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